Donna Jean Larsen, 89, of North Platte, passed away June 3, 2019, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

Donna was born April 13, 1930, in North Platte to Grover and Mary (Perry) Baldwin.

She graduated from North Platte High School in 1949, and married Marion Larsen Sept. 7, 1950, in North Platte.

Donna worked for Tupperware, Avon and the Memorial Hospital in the dietary department, retiring from Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

She was a member of the Salvation Army Church, where she was a dedicated volunteer, helping any way she could. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Refunding and rebates, baking, and making candy, canning and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, were some of the things in life she enjoyed.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion; grandson, Shane Larsen; infant twin brother, Donald Dean Baldwin; brothers, James Baldwin, DeWayne Baldwin and George Baldwin; sisters, Dolores Crow and Barbara Ellis; sisters-in-law, June Gosnell and Edna Larsen; brothers-in-law, Sherman Larsen, Lawrence Stewart, Chester Stewart, Bernard Gosnell and Bill Keithley; numerous other family members; and many friends.

Survivors include her children, Pamela (Bernie) Ruppert of McCook, Patrick (Barb) Larsen of Brush, Colorado, and Michael (Jane) Larsen of North Platte; grandchildren, Wendy (Fred) Gee, Dustin (Amy) Ruppert, Travis (Stephanie) Ruppert, Justin Larsen, Joshua Larsen, Luke (Holly) Larsen and Abby (Tim) Roesch; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special niece, Jerre Anne Joliffe of North Platte; sister, Myrtle Pollat of Crete; and sisters-in-law, Gertrude Stewart of North Platte, Norine Stewart of McCook and Donna Keithley of North Platte.

Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army Food Pantry and online condolences may be shared at

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Salvation Army Church. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

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